If This Isn't Nice, I Don't Know What Is.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Allison SabrieDear Allison,

I'm so grateful to make new friends with people I admire. Thank you for your inspiring work. Thank you for reciprocating and wanting to be friends with me. It is such a daunting concept. Just because you admire someone and want to be friends with them doesn't mean they want to with you! I really try and cherish the friends I make, because in this world, you will come across nice people, mean people, horrible people and evil people. It's nice to meet some nice people. Regardless, I try to be nice to everyone, because I think it's my duty to be kind. As a human being, I care about people. I care about family and friends, I even care about strangers on the other side of the world.

I can't help but want to be kind to people, because it's my small way to give back to the universe. Therefore, this quote is very meaningful to me. In fact, Caro introduced this Kurt Vonnegut quote to me when we were watching the sunset over the Hudson River a few months ago. It was truly such a beautiful day. It was also one of the most stunning sunsets I've ever seen with my eyes. The sky was glowing, as the sun peaked through the clouds. It wasn't one of those colorful sunsets, but the lighting was so mesmerizing. I will never forget that moment. Definitely a core memory.

I'm so happy to meet lovely people! I think we share a similar sensibility about art, literature and aesthetics. But we just met, so I'm looking forward to getting to know her through her work and creative projects and endeavors. Please check out her Etsy and Instagram and get ready to be inspired.

And I urge you to please notice when you come across lovely people, in real life or online, to say hi! Because you'd be surprised, people are nice!

Yours Truly,